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Training ground work pays off

It was a tale of two set pieces for Rovers in the home win against Leeds United today

20 October 2018

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Tony Mowbray says the two Rovers goals against Leeds United came straight off the training ground as his side rose to fifth in the Championship table.

Two corner routines produced two goals as Danny Graham and then Darragh Lenihan planted headers into the back of Bailey Peacock-Farrell's net either side of Mateusz Klich's equaliser.
 
And speaking after the game, a beaming Mowbray was delighted to see the hard work pay dividends against Marcelo Bielsa's side.
 
“The benefits of the international break allows you to have two weeks looking at the opponent. We were tuned into Leeds United," the boss reflected to iFollow Rovers.
 
“We did the normal amount of preparation on set pieces, but great credit to David Lowe and Ben Benson, who sometimes we adjudicate to do set plays.
 
“I’ve mainly dedicated set pieces to other staff over the years and I left it to Lowey and Ben. Seeing as they only have two big headers of the ball, we took them both out of the equation which helped Danny and then Darragh to score.
 
“Great credit to the players for recognising that. It’s good when it all comes off. Sometimes you don’t get the benefits of that hard work coming off, but we certainly did today."
 
And whilst the goalscorers get the credit, Mowbray was also quick to praise the creators, with Conway teeing up Lenihan's winner with his first touch just a moment after entering the action.
 
“You can work on set pieces all week, but if the delivery isn’t right then it falls to pieces. Today our deliveries from Harrison Reed and Craig Conway were excellent," he added,
 
"It’s a great three points. There was no less or more effort than normal, but we produced the goods."

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